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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Textiles

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
12.77 Cubic feet (consisting of 26.5 boxes, 1 folder, 7 oversize folders, 2 map case folders, 1 flat box (partial), plus digital images of some collection material.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Print advertising
Periodicals
Publications
Advertising cards
Advertising mail
Printed ephemera
Patterns
Catalogues
Designs (textile)
Sales catalogs
Business cards
Legal records
Contracts
Textiles
Trade catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Advertising
Advertisements
Mail order catalogs
Business records
Designs
Printed material
Labels
Instructional materials
Trademarks
Legal documents
Trade cards
Legislation (legal concepts)
Ephemera
Samples
Manuals
Sample books
Design patents
Advertising fliers
Illustrations
Catalogs
Sales letters
Business letters
Correspondence
Manufacturers' catalogs
Commercial correspondence
Letterheads
Invoices
Photographs
Sales records
Printed materials
Fabrics
Trade literature
Business ephemera
Receipts
Commercial catalogs
Date:
1784-1970
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material is concentrated on the 19th century United States textile manufacture and trade, and the sale of textiles in the form of bale, bolt, roll, and fabric to commercial vendors or consumers as source material to make other goods. The first series contains day-to-day records of dealers and vendors, plus advertising and marketing material. Artisan and home production of goods are virtually not covered but are a couple of incidental publications related to arts, crafts (rugs, weaving, looms), and more refined work such as tapestry. The import/export of textiles is well represented with a large volume of records, which may also provide some insight into the shipping industry.

There is not much on the infrastructure of the industry in the way of directories, trade journals, trade associations, along with manufacturing and plants, though there are a few examples of each. There are virtually no catalogues, except for a few thin ones that were filed by company name. While not extensive, the sample books and swatches offer a glimpse into product lines. Material types offers limited, specific information on certain varieties such as cotton, wool, linen, rayon, etc. Thread might be incidentally present but is not specifically included since there is already a dedicated subject category for it.

There is a healthy sampling of product labels. A handful of intellectual property related documents cover protections of designs, plus patents and trademarks. There is a small bulk of publications related to tariffs and the wool industry.

Clothing patterns, home economics, sewing and seamstresses, household use of textiles (furniture covering, as a cleaning tool, bedding/pillows, etc.) are not covered within this category. Researchers should also look at any of a number of other Warshaw categories, particularly those related to clothing, hosiery, dry goods, furniture, curtains, etc. for period popularity of certain materials and patterns.
Arrangement:
Textiles is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material

Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Textiles is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Trade associations  Search this
Patents  Search this
Cotton textile industry  Search this
Fabrics, including spinning and weaving  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Cotton  Search this
Textile manufacture  Search this
Textile design -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Textile  Search this
Retail trade  Search this
Tapestry -- Design  Search this
Textiles -- India  Search this
Labels -- Design  Search this
Textile fabrics in art  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Cotton picking machinery  Search this
Wool, Artificial  Search this
Cotton manufacture  Search this
Textile fabrics  Search this
Cotton picking  Search this
Textile fabrics -- 20th century  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic  Search this
Trademarks -- Design  Search this
Silk industry  Search this
Textile fibers, Synthetic Dyeing  Search this
Textile industry  Search this
Cotton industry  Search this
Tapestry -- Technique  Search this
Cotton growing  Search this
Cotton -- 1890-1910  Search this
Textile mills  Search this
Synthetic fabrics  Search this
Consumer goods -- Catalogs  Search this
Textile industry -- 1900-1910  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Periodicals
Publications
Advertising cards
Advertising mail
Printed ephemera
Patterns
Catalogues
Designs (textile)
Sales catalogs
Business cards
Legal records
Contracts
Textiles
Trade catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Advertising
Advertisements
Mail order catalogs
Business records
Designs
Printed material
Labels
Instructional materials
Trademarks
Legal documents
Trade cards
Legislation (legal concepts)
Ephemera
Samples
Manuals
Sample books
Design patents
Advertising fliers
Illustrations
Catalogs
Sales letters
Business letters
Correspondence
Manufacturers' catalogs
Commercial correspondence
Letterheads
Invoices
Photographs
Sales records
Printed materials
Fabrics
Trade literature
Business ephemera
Publications -- Business
Receipts
Commercial catalogs
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Textiles, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Textiles
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Textiles
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8452a33db-9793-45c0-890c-a0dc6c7e8893
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-textiles
Online Media:

Film Research Company Photographs

Creator:
Film Research Company  Search this
Names:
Ge-be-sen  Search this
Hawks, Jim  Search this
Hawks, Julia  Search this
Na-gen-a-gesheg  Search this
Naquanabe  Search this
Wa-kow-sa-way  Search this
Extent:
5 Prints
Culture:
Chippewa  Search this
Anishinaabe (Chippewa/Ojibwa)  Search this
Indians of North America -- Northeast  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Prints
Date:
1960-61
Scope and Contents:
Photos of Chippewa Indians and of a Chippewa bark lodge, taken at MIlle Lacs Indian Village, Onamia, Minnesota, 1960-61. One print is in color.
Catalog Number 4645: (1) Tribe: Chippewa Caption on Print: Wigwam in winter. Fort Mille Lacs, Onamia, Minnesota, 1960. Wigwam has elm bark sides, birch bark top. Blanket for door. [Color photo.] (2) Chippewa Grandma Naquanabe (Ge-be-sen) weaving cedar bark mat (Geseg a-na-kin). Fort Mille Lacs Indian Village... Photographer: Photo by Film Research Co., Onamia Minnesota. (3) Chippewa Ge-be-sen preparing barwood bark. Bark, we-bub, prepared like large rolls to right of picture are soaked for two weeks in swamp to make ah-sig[?]a-ban, a tough fiber for thread, rope and baskets. (4) Chippewa Removing birch bark from a tree, 1961. Na-gen-a-gesheg and Sha[?]win. Fort Mille Lacs. (5) Chippewa Now-ah-qua-gesheg[?] (Jim Hawks) and his squaw Wa-kow-sa-way (Julia) in birchbark canoe he built at Fort Mille Lacs Indian Village, 1960.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4645
Local Note:
Filed: Original Prints, Chippewa.
Restrictions:
"If reproduced or resold, credit: Fort Mille Lacs Co., Inc., and Film Research Co., Onamia, Minnesota.
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Habitations and other structures -- bark lodge  Search this
Bark preparation  Search this
Fabrics, including spinning and weaving -- cedar bark  Search this
Minnesota  Search this
Citation:
Manuscript 4645, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4645
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw31890d932-e947-4e5b-8a73-e108307f1b41
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4645

MS 7033 Material concerning pipes and smoking

Creator:
Barber, Edwin Atlee, 1851-1916  Search this
Addressee:
Holmes, William Henry, 1846-1933  Search this
Extent:
160 Items (ca. 160 pages)
5 Photographs
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Drawings
Newspaper clippings
Date:
1878-89
Scope and Contents:
Most of these concern pipes and smoking. Includes responses to Barber's 1878 (?) circular regarding smoking and notes in handwriting of Barber, W. H. Holmes, and others. Also includes letters to Holmes regarding Holmes preparation of an article on Peruvian fabrics and brief reports of an attempt to organize an archeological society in Philadelphia.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7033
Topic:
Pipe  Search this
Circulars -- concern smoking  Search this
Fabrics, including spinning and weaving -- Peru  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Newspaper clippings
Photographs
Citation:
Manuscript 7033, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7033
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3b2909652-70af-4bbd-8a70-e5efc1e3e53d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7033

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